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The symbol shows the location of the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmitter which serves 74,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast?

Nottingham transmitter - Nottingham transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 29/05/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Nottingham transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)175mDTG-400W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

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C24 (498.0MHz)175mDTG-400W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)175mDTG-400W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C33 (570.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)175mDTG-8400W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

 V -6dB
C44 (658.0MHz)175mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Nottingham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 9km east-southeast (118°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km southwest (218°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Nottingham (Nottinghamshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 30 Mar 11 and 13 Apr 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W
LNG(-13dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Nottingham transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Nottingham was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Friday, 30 September 2011
Mick Lemon
7:52 AM

Have been on the kimberly transmitter for years little trouble.Televes wideband aerial with intelligent amp. After analogue switch off all signals increased in value-excellent. Since yesterday have had trouble with the sky news multiplex, can get nothing. If i rescan in the night get sky with strong signal but it dissapears at dawn. have tried manuat tune on 52-nothing. Any advice

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Mick Lemon's 3 posts GB

7:59 AM

Mick Lemon: Yes, this is as predicted. If you want all the multiplexes you will need to use the Waltham transmitter. Next year, the signals on SDN and ArqA will also deteriorate at your location for Nottingham.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Mick Lemon
8:23 AM

Thanks Briantist. Will this mean that I have to orientate the aerial for horizontal polarisatition? I cannot receive this from waltham with the present orientation. I am in eastwood (4 miles from the Kimberly mast) and the compass direction to both masts is almost identical.

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Mick Lemon's 3 posts GB

8:29 AM

Mick Lemon: Yes, Waltham is vertical southeast 124°, Nottingham is horizontal southeast 134°.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Mike Dimmick

3:15 PM

Mick Lemon: Correcting Briantist: Waltham is HORIZONTAL, Nottingham is VERTICAL. Nearly all main transmitters use horizontal polarization, nearly all relays use VP.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
12:59 AM

Hi, I am in nottingham and I am on the nottingham transmittor, everthing was fine untill the final changes about a week ago and not I sometimes get noise on Sky News mux, only occaionally and brielfly though so it's 'almost perfect'.
Reading this it seems I woudl be better switching to Waltham, I just checked the predicted signal strengths on the wolfbane sight and Walthanm is slightly stronger (51 v 50 dbuv/m) so I will try that, my aerial is in the loft so hopefully it wil be easy to do, I think I can basically sling the aerial on the ground pointing in the other direction!! :O)
It was much harder getting the aerial horizontal for nottingham, I had to build something to hold it 'upright'. I will have to sort out my eldrly parents too as that is a nottigham one.
However this last half hour I habe noticed no interfereence so maybe I will be OK, I did leave a message, on this forum I think about he problem, so maybe they fixed it (the message seems not to be here!). Maybe it was a different forum?
Anyhow all does seem fine now so I will leave it as it is for the time being.

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brendan's 9 posts GB
1:18 AM


OK I found my post I refered to on this forum it was on the shieffield and nottingham switchover page.

Anyway my recpetion has been perfect on the problem Sky mux so hopefull the problem is solved!!!

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brendan's 9 posts GB
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
9:33 AM

Hello, 1st sorry in advance if I repeat anything / ask simple questions.

Im in the Cotgrave area and have retuned all TV's / Boxes and my Aerial is pointing to Nottingham Trans...I can receive MUX's 24,27,48,51,52....but not don't have HD equipment to show? The Signal Quality is good 100%...but strength is 40-60% at best, and there is picture break up on BBC in evenings. It sounds like I need to go for Waltham...any Aerial recommendations, as Im hoping for a loft install?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Pixelated's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 6 October 2011
lan from notts

9:30 AM

are muxs 48,51,52 from nottm as emley moor in yorkshire uses these?

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lan from notts's 253 posts GB
Mike Dimmick

2:54 PM

Pixelated: If you had reliable results before switchover, you could have too much signal. I can't advise any more on that or on the possibility of using Waltham without a full postcode.

At NG12 3JL - roughly the centre of Cotgrave - Waltham gives a better chance of reliable reception than Nottingham, or at least will do after the SDN multiplex reaches full power next Wednesday. You would need a wideband aerial for all multiplexes. It looks as though that postcode is shielded slightly by the terrain, so a higher-gain aerial is probably necessary, and I would recommend an outdoor aerial.

ian from notts: Yes, Emley Moor and Nottingham now use the same frequencies for the SDN, ArqA and ArqB multiplexes, since the retune on the 27th. I don't think these are actually co-ordinated so will interfere with each other in some areas.

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